Winnie is a former Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association (2015 to 2017), barrister in private practice and a Senior Counsel of the Hong Kong Bar. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1983 with an LL.B. (Hons) degree, obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in 1984. Between 1987 and 1988, she pursued specialised training in London in University College, London. She was also admitted to practise as a barrister in England and Wales, and as a barrister and solicitor in Singapore and the Australian Capital Territory.
Winnie was appointed Senior Counsel of the Hong Kong Bar in 2006. From 2015, she has been serving as a Recorder of the Court of First Instance, High Court of the Hong Kong SAR. Since Janury 2017, she has continued to serve the Hong Kong Bar by heading its two practice development committees. She is Member of Consulting Committee of Qianhai and Shekou Area of Shenzhen. In 2017 she elected Co-Chair, Forum for Barristers and Advocates of the International Bar Association, and a member of the Policy Committee of the Bar Issues Commission of the IBA, advising and drafting policy statements on issues concerning legal communities around the world..
Her practice spans a wide range of litigation and arbitration in civil and commercial matters with an emphasis in intellectual property law. She is a panel arbitrator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, a member of the Expert Committee of the Hi-tech and IP Arbitration Committee of the South China International Arbitration Commission (SCIA), a panel arbitrator of SCIA, and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR-accredited mediator.
Winnie holds a number of current roles in public service and charities, including as Chairman of the Communications Authority, as member of the ICAC Advisory Committee on Corruption, the Board of Trustees of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development and the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.